Friday – 7:00AM – 7:30AM: Welcome from FitnessFest Founder & CEO, Janice Jaicks

Janice Jaicks has been teaching water fitness since 1985 and training instructors in water exercise for over 20 years. She is the founder and CEO for FitnessFest Conference & Expo, AquaCon, and Desert Swim School, all of which have been in operation and incorporated since 1990. Since 1997, Janice has trained hundreds of instructors using her Aqua Progressions program (previously titled Water Aerobics 101). She is certified through AEA, ACE, AFAA and the Arthritis Foundation, and has enjoyed presenting aqua workshops for IDEA, SCW, AquaCon, and her own FitnessFest conferences. She is also the co-creator of Aqua Balance, a SilverSneakers-branded program that was developed over twelve years ago and is still used nationally by the organization. Additionally, Janice served as the fitness coordinator for Fitness Forum Health Club for more than a decade, and still teaches weekly water fitness classes and swim lessons at the facility.